Government shutdown would curtail auto regulators, but not NAFTA talks
The federal government shutdown could have a broad impact on automotive regulatory activities, but next week's NAFTA talks are expected to continue as scheduled.
Paint pro gives high marks to automakers' Detroit palettes
Part of the glitz of the Detroit auto show is the palette of colors selected and created for the occasion.
Hyundai U.S. arm poised to get more say on production
Hyundai Motor Group is going through a restructuring that will shift more decision-making power to regional markets such as North America.
PETA auto show protest, aimed at FCA, is misdirected
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plans to protest FCA at the Detroit auto show for something one of its dealers is doing: sponsoring a long-time dog-sled race in...
With AI digital assistant, drivers talk to their cars
The auto industry is in the early days in utilizing smart digital assistants to create unique, in-car user experiences. Here's what CES attendees see in the future.
Subaru aims to get serious about micro sales in world's biggest market
Subaru has a growing sense of urgency to get serious about China, where the brand is barely treading water.
Few concepts, but they turned heads
There were darn few pure concept vehicles at the 2018 Detroit auto show, but the ones that did appear were true conversations starters.
GM faces similar challenges in U.S., China with EVs
GM is expected to face some, but not all, of the same challenges in deploying electric vehicles across China as it does in the United States.
Zurich pulls back on some dealerships' insurance
Zurich North America no longer will offer property and casualty insurance to independent dealerships and some franchise dealerships. F&I products are not affected.
Ohio to develop smart mobility center
Ohio is planning to develop a smart mobility center to prioritize connected technologies and pave the road for autonomous vehicles in the state.
A floating car is born from the carnage of Japan's tsunami
A former employee of a Toyota subsidiary started to build a watertight EV that can float in floods, or even cruise at low speeds.
Lithium makers for EV batteries get a dedicated hedge fund
Will Smith, a former partner at Michael Hintze's investment firm CQS UK, is starting a hedge fund that will bet on companies that could gain from the expected boom in...
Volvo leader recalls 'painful' meeting with irate dealers
Four months into his new job, Volvo North America CEO Anders Gustafsson has already butted heads with dealers.
Magna keeps wide funnel for ideas
Swamy Kotagiri, Magna International 's chief technology officer, sees a wide variety of ideas come across his desk. It comes with the territory.
GAC's U.S. market drive runs into Washington opposition
Chinese automaker GAC Automobiles' plan to sell vehicles in the United States is running afoul of Washington trade politics as the top Senate Democrat and President Trump...
Talent pool tops supplier concerns
Supplier executives say the drive toward electrification and autonomous vehicles is going to change nearly every aspect of their businesses.
Barra celebrates Cruise AV, renovated HQ space with employees
General Motors CEO Mary Barra marked the completion of the latest renovation project at the company's world headquarters in Detroit with employees by publicly showing GM's...
Waymo chief pops up at Detroit show with Chrysler Pacifica tester
Even though self-driving-car company and Google spinoff Waymo didn't make any news in Detroit this week, CEO John Krafcik showed up at Cobo Center in a self-driving Chrysler...
Cox sees strong 2018 auto sales, but with potholes
Cox Automotive's chief economist sees strong 2018 auto sales, despite rising interest rates, but a shift toward used cars amid a torrent of off-lease vehicles.
Bangle untangles his design language
Chris Bangle knows you think his new car design is out there. That's the point.
Mazda sees Skyactiv-X as base for electrification
Mazda's North American chief said Skyactiv-X will be an "important base engine to add electrification" to the Mazda lineup.
Subscription plan expands Porsche's reach
The Porsche Passport subscription plan being piloted in Atlanta is bringing new and younger customers to the Porsche brand at rates beyond expectation.
Audi's Keogh: Electric apocalypse can be a bonanza
Although not normally a contrarian, Audi of America President Scott Keogh says a coming age of electrified and autonomous connected cars won't be the end of the world for...
Automakers put on a show in Detroit as policy storms loom in D.C.
New models soaked up the spotlight at the Detroit auto show this week but policy decisions coming from Washington in 2018 may do more to determine the future health of the...
Mercedes plans more SUVs
Mercedes will respond to growing demand for SUVs by expanding its lineup with more models, most likely in the fast-growing compact segment.
Infiniti will go mostly electric by 2021, Nissan CEO says
All new Infiniti models launched after 2021 will either be all-electric vehicles or will rely on Nissan's new range-extender electric motor-powered technology called ePower,...
Ford faces questions from U.S. senators over 'do not drive' warning
Two senators asked the Transportation Department to explain why a "do not drive" directive issued last week by Ford is limited to about 2,900 older pickup trucks and if other...
GM avoids $1 billion stock payout as U.S. judge throws out settlement
The trust set up to handle GM's bankruptcy claims acted in bad faith in reaching a $15 million class-action settlement that would have forced the company to contribute as...
PSA to tap GM expertise in return to U.S.
France's PSA Group has found a bonus benefit in engineers from its newly acquired Opel unit.
Buick's Avenir subbrand expected to grow across lineup
Buick's Avenir subbrand is poised to grow across the marque's lineup of cars and crossovers.